5:02 pm, Thu 16 May 2013
Gainsborough man convicted of vicious knife attack
Darren William Bryant
A Gainsborough man has been convicted of a vicious knife attack on a local man.
30-year-old Darren William Bryant pleaded guilty to attempted murder at
Lincoln Crown Court. A date for his sentencing hearing has yet to be set.
Bryant attacked the 29-year-old man with a 10cm bladed knife leaving him with a deep wound across the throat, two stab wounds to the chest and nine stab wounds to the back.
The victim suffered a collapsed lung and spent weeks on a specialist lung-bypass machine at a hospital in Manchester.
The throat wound means the victim can still no longer eat and may not be able to for another year. He is currently fed through a tube in his nose.
DI Nikki Mayo said: "This was a vicious, frenzied attack that has left the victim with lasting injuries that still have a profound impact of his day-to-day quality of life.
"We hope this conviction demonstrates our commitment to tackling serious violence in Lincolnshire."
7:55 pm, Mon 13 May 2013
Body found in river in Gainsborough
A woman's body has been pulled from a river in Gainsborough.
Police were called to Bridge Street at around 2.50pm today. Investigations are ongoing and the police are expected to identify her tomorrow.
5:45 am, Thu 07 Mar 2013
Campaigners lose fight against chicken farm
Campaigners in Gainsborough have lost their fight to prevent a chicken farm being built in their village. Plans for the farm which would house three hundred thousand birds were approved last night.
9:30 am, Fri 18 Jan 2013
Arrest after Gainsborough stabbing
Police in Lincolnshire have arrested a 20-year-old man after a violent attack in Torr Street in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Officers were called after a report a 25-year-old man had been stabbed. He has been treated for non life-threatening injuries.
3:18 pm, Sun 30 Dec 2012
Stabbing in Gainsborough - the victim is critically ill
A man is critically ill after being stabbed at a house in Gainsborough.
Lincolnshire police say they were called to the property in Ashcroft Road just after midnight last night.
The 29 year old victim needed surgery for his injuries. He's now in a critical but stable condition at Lincoln County Hospital.
Officers have arrested a 30 yr old man and a 15 yr old boy.
Police forensic teams are examining what they believe was the scene of the stabbing.
9:30 pm, Thu 04 Oct 2012
Paralysed builder warns others
A builder left paralysed from the chest down when he fell through a barn roof is urging others not to ignore health and safety issues when working in dangerous environments. Paul Blanchard from Gainsborough, was in a coma for three months after the accident which almost claimed his life.
6:00 am, Sun 01 Apr 2012 Torksey's new information box
Villagers in one part of Lincolnshire have found a novel new use for a disused phone box.
They have transformed the box in Torksey near Gainsborough into an information point. It is filled with details for people living nearby and visitors. Without the revamp it would have been taken away.